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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Hard to start Bernina 1150 ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 6/9/12 10:01 AM

I recently bought a Bernina 1150MDA serger, while it will plow through anything, beautiful stitches etc. etc. (will review later). I find that when I go to start it up, more often than not, I have to turn the hand wheel as it seems to lug if I don't. I would like to start slow on some projects and it seems impossible to do that or going around a corner if I slow too much I end up having to use the wheel again. It seems to only like to go high speed.

Does anybody else have this trouble? I can take it back to my dealer but find people on PR to often have the answers:)

I had a Pfaff for 20 years and never had to start it by hand.

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Date: 6/10/12 9:14 PM

I went to check mine this morning after I read you post. Yeah, I think you're right. I tried overlooking the very Curved edges of some sleeve facings and starting slow is not the 1150mda's strong suit, there is a lag, and maintaining a very slow pace is difficult. Not sure what to do about this.

I hear the tight curves are better on the babylock, but I'd hate to give up the perfect rolled hem ...

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Date: 6/10/12 10:18 PM

I think I will ask the dealer, when I took it for a test drive I wasn't going slow. Not sure if it can be adjusted. I love the stitches just wish I didn't have to use the wheel when I want to go slow.

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Date: 6/27/12 5:11 PM

Wondering how this panned out. I am finding that speed has a bit of a learning curve, and maybe my machine is just breaking in. I serged all the edges on my colette Hazel dress this week and I'm finding the issue is either slowly resolving or I'm getting better at running the machine.

In any case, the MTC is a dream

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